This beautiful Bible edition honors the legacy of the King James Version Bible in a convenient portable size with essential study tools and traditional red-letter text for the Words of Christ. This edition is published in large KJV Comfort Print type, which was designed exclusively for Thomas Nelson to be the most readable at any size.
The Sovereign Collection continues Thomas Nelson's long history and stewardship publishing Bibles. King James Sovereign Collection editions draw from the legacy of the trustworthy and timeless KJV with elegant drop cap illustrations leading into each chapter, the exclusive Comfort Print typeface inspired by centuries-old Thomas Nelson editions, and more classic Bible details.
In 1611, the King James Version Bible, also known as the Authorized Version, was published. Nearly 50 of the day’s finest scholars, all from the Church of England, had been organized into six groups for the task. Using the Bishop’s Bible of 1568 as the basis for this revision, the Old Testament was translated from Hebrew and the New Testament from Greek. The completed work was then peer-reviewed before being sent to bishops and other church leaders for their examination, and ultimately to King James, monarch of England and Scotland, for his approval. Today, more than 400 years since its initial publication, the bestselling King James Version Bible continues to inspire, encourage, and strengthen people from all walks of life. The KJV is considered one of the most influential and beautiful works of literature in the English language and continues to be the favorite translation for millions of Christians.
- Thumb indexes showcase the abbreviated books of the Bible to quickly find portions of Scripture
- Line-matched classic 2-column format for a comfortable reading experience
- Extensive end-of-page cross references allow you to find related passages quickly and easily
- Translation notes provide a look into the thinking of the translators with alternative translations that could
- Presentation page to personalize this special gift by recording a memory or a note
- Bible book introductions provide a concise overview of the background and historical context of the book about to be read
- Words of Christ in red help you quickly identify Jesus’ teachings and statements
- Reading plan guiding you through the entire Bible in a year
- Concordance for looking up a word’s occurrences throughout the Bible
- Full-color maps show a visual representation of Israel and other biblical locations for better context
- Two satin ribbon markers for you to easily navigate and keep track of where you were reading
- Gilded page edges add a beautiful shine around the border of the paper
- Durable Smyth-sewn binding lies flat in your hand or on your desk
- Easy-to-read 9.5-point KJV Comfort Print